Putting Michigan's climate plan to action - Capitol Connection webinar
This summer, Michigan, a state long at the forefront of environmental protections, took among its strongest actions yet to keep the worst of climate change at bay. It released the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan, a blueprint to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050. Doing so would help prevent the worst of climate change from occurring while fueling Michigan with thousands of good-paying jobs.
It comes as massive changes to our energy system are underway. Michigan's largest electric utility, Consumers Energy, has committed to closing all its coal plants by 2025. DTE Energy, the second largest, is being pressured to do something similar. Meanwhile, electric vehicle companies are flocking to Michigan as EV demand skyrockets.
How can we capitalize on all this positive momentum? Enter the "2030 Report," created by 5 Lakes Energy, NRDC, RMI, and the Michigan Environmental Council.
Using a combination of scientific modeling and environmental policy, this report took the bold, broad vision of the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan and sharpened it with specific policy actions for our industry, vehicles, buildings, and electric power systems. And it made clear that the stakes—and the opportunities—are too high at this moment. Bold climate action must be taken now.
Hear from two of its creators—NRDC's Derrell Slaughter and the Environmental Council's Charlotte Jameson—about the report and the state of climate change in our latest Capitol Connection webinar.
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